CO Virtual Heritage Journey: A.F. Wilmarth Sketches

This week for the #COVirtualHeritageJourneySouth Park National Heritage Area is pleased to present these sketches by A.F. Wilmarth.

“A. F. Willmarth was born in Chicago in 1850. He died in Fairplay March 10, 1938. He was married to Cora D. Willmarth. Cora died in Fairplay January 17, 1913, according to the Fairplay Flume obituaries. ⠀

A.F. (Arthur) Willmarth was an internationally known political cartoonist and illustrator. His wife, Cora, wrote the book Widows Grave and Otherwise in 1903. A.F. Willmarth illustrated the book. He also illustrated Hello Bill – A Book of Toasts, as well as Bachelor Bigotries by Laura Brave Bates, Drawing Room Plays by Grace Luce Irwin and The Seven Plays.⠀
He did illustrations for Paul Elder and Company of San Francisco where he illustrated books and pamphlets. Willmarth worked for several newspapers, including a few in Colorado.”⠀
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The collection of sketches and papers were jointly purchased by the Park County Local History Archives and the Park County Historical Society of Colorado. The original documents are preserved at the Archives in Fairplay, Colorado.⠀